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iing it. thank you very much. in the past hour, president obama finished meeting with labor and progressive leaders at the white house as part of an escalating effort to avert the fiscal cliff. >> it was a very, very positive meeting. the president, like we are, are committed to preserving the tax breaks for the middle class and making sure that rich people pay their fair share. >> among the leaders at the meeting, the head of the aflcio and the national education association. later this week, the president will host business leaders from both parties. in the meantime, briefing at the white house, chuck todd asked if the scandal was distracting from efforts to deal with the fiscal cliff. >> i'm not going to make a judgment on that. i think the issues that confront us are important enough and consuming enough with regards to the so-called fiscal cliff and the budget that he expects that those who are engaged in conversations about it and negotiations about it will be as focused as he is. >> amid-all of that in the past half hour, the house and senate were gavelled back to ord
. thank you for taking my call. they are saying president obama did not know. but eric cantor knew ahead of time and he didn't tell anybody. maybe the president did not know about this. shouldn't eric cantor have told congress about this? guest: i do not know how much he was told. a national security issue involving petraeus and no more details. he went back to the fbi about it. it is not necessarily his job to investigate allegations like that. usa" writes's work -- guest: it is important for any cover-up to be exposed. there was a potential for compromise and that is something that should be brought out. in the old days, before there was oversight, there were all kinds of terrible abuses going on. the press did not reveal these things. the fbi under j. edgar hoover was blackmailing members of .ongress, illegal wiretapping the cia was giving lsd to some other employees. the cia was doing foolish things to try to get castro's beard to fall off. you end up filing the law and people's constitutional rights but you also lose focus. that is what we saw in many cases. when the congress start
for childhood arrivals. thanks to president obama's new policy, carlos will finally be able to use his bachelor's and master's degrees in computer engineering. he had to wait seven years after his master's degree, but the day has finally come and he'll get his chance. as soon as he received the notification, he twoepbt a -- went to a career fair, handed out resumes to high tech companies that tried to hire him years ago. the letter he wrote to me, it was the best news of my life. i would be able to work as a software engineer or own a business and create jobs. according to recent polls, the american people clearly support the administration's new dream act policy. for example, a bloomberg poll found that 64% of likely voters including 66% of independents support the policy. only 30% oppose. the american people understand it takes, makes no sense to deport these talented young people. they grew up in america. they can make this a better nation. as america learns more about the dreamers in our midst like carlos march taoepbz, we're -- martinez, support will build for passing the dream act and com
been reelected and there won't be any more real elections? for the many problems that president obama is facing both internally and externally, to what extent does his in ministration be committed to either immigration, policy reform, [inaudible] which are to the big issues with latinos. >> thank you. one last one? what i have a try at these two, and i'm sure my colleagues will want to jump in. first of all, i would say two things and i know peter will want to talk about brazil. i am always struck by how important immigration is for the whole region. i remember when president bush went to uruguay and the president of third way, vÁzquez, and there were two issues that he talked about on the agenda. one was trade and the other was immigration. one does not think immigration would be a central concern for uruguay, but i'm struck by how important it is not only for mexico, central america, the caribbean, but for a lot of south america, even a country like uruguay. frankly, if there were serious immigration reform, that would provide a very helpful for broader cooperation with much of sou
think obama needs to consider that with also the potential strictures that would place on the domestic economy. host: to ryan in new mexico. democratic caller. caller: thank you, c-span, for taking my call. we talked about syria and iran or pakistan or libya earlier in the show. i'm concerned about north korea. the son of kim jong il, i think he's allowing certain westernized foods and he's educated, so he's more westernized. do you foresee any, and i don't want to say relationship with north korea, but anything being done? i don't really see any sanctions or any aggression from the obama administration on north korea. i know there are talks going on but specifically president obama dealing with 25-year-old kids, i believe, should be done. i think president obama could actually talk to him and maybe get back to the six-party talks. i would like to know your opinion on that. guest: i think that's a good question. you know, you mentioned the new leader of north korea, kim jong il's favorite son is now in power. i don't think there's a great deal we know about him. north korea is a famous
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